Overview

SIFMA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Summit brings together business executives from every facet of the capital markets to broadly understand how diversity, equity and inclusion shapes today’s workforce and plays a role in how we serve our clients.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Summit 2021 Program

Building Momentum for a New Era

Date

June 16 - June 17, 2021

Location

Virtual

Overview

SIFMA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Summit brings together business executives from every facet of the capital markets to broadly understand how diversity, equity and inclusion shapes today’s workforce and plays a role in how we serve our clients.

Program

10:00am – 10:45am

Exhibit Hall

10:45am – 10:50am

Participants

Rudy Rodriguez

Speaker

Rudy Rodriguez

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Ameriprise Financial

Rudy Rodriguez’s Biography

10:50am – 11:15am

FINRA President and CEO Robert Cook joins SIFMA CEO Ken Bentsen for a one on one conversation about FINRA’s commitment to DEI and their new strategic partnership with SIFMA on…

FINRA President and CEO Robert Cook joins SIFMA CEO Ken Bentsen for a one on one conversation about FINRA’s commitment to DEI and their new strategic partnership with SIFMA on SIFMA Invest!, a project to assist in diversifying the financial services talent pipeline and broaden access to the FINRA Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) to students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., Robert W. Cook

Speakers

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

Robert W. Cook

President and Chief Executive Officer

FINRA

Robert W. Cook’s Biography

11:20am – 12:20pm

The SIFMA Board of Directors established a Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion to highlight the overarching importance DEI is to SIFMA and its members. A diverse and inclusive workforce…

The SIFMA Board of Directors established a Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion to
highlight the overarching importance DEI is to SIFMA and its members. A diverse and inclusive workforce isn’t just the right thing to do – it drives innovation and benefits clients. During this panel, our board-level DEI task force members will discuss the importance of building diverse teams and share the strategies their firms utilize to recruit diverse talent.

Participants

Phillip P. Anderson, Gary Hall, Samuel A. Ramirez Jr., Peter W. Schneider, Nomita Chopra Singh

Moderator

Phillip P. Anderson

Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion and CSR Diverse Talent Management & Advancement

DTCC

Phillip P. Anderson’s Biography

Panelists

Gary Hall

Partner, Partner - Head of Investment Banking

Siebert Williams Shank & Co.

Gary Hall’s Biography

Samuel A. Ramirez Jr.

President & CEO, Ramirez Asset Management, Senior Managing Director

Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc.

Samuel A. Ramirez Jr.’s Biography

Peter W. Schneider

President

Primerica

Peter W. Schneider’s Biography

Nomita Chopra Singh

Managing Director

Credit Suisse

Nomita Chopra Singh’s Biography

12:25pm – 1:25pm

Hear from Senior Industry Leaders on how they are recruiting and developing diverse talent to address unique problem sets, create operational efficiencies and to stay ahead of an increasingly complex…

Hear from Senior Industry Leaders on how they are recruiting and developing diverse talent to address unique problem sets, create operational efficiencies and to stay ahead of an increasingly complex financial services ecosystem. In addition to creating effective and inclusive teams it’s important as managers to mentor and provide the path and opportunities to create new leaders. This panel will address how leaders are thinking creatively about talent acquisition and building a workforce for today and beyond.

Participants

Steven Morgan, Keisha Bell, Kim Bozzella, Gloria W. Lio, Nyron Latif

Moderator

Steven Morgan

Global Co-Head Markets/Operations /Operations Technology

Citi

Steven Morgan’s Biography

Panelists

Keisha Bell

Managing Director, Head of Diverse Talent Management and Advancement

DTCC

Keisha Bell’s Biography

Kim Bozzella

Managing Director, Global Leader of Technology Consulting

Protiviti

Kim Bozzella’s Biography

Gloria W. Lio

Managing Director, Operations

BNY Mellon

Gloria W. Lio’s Biography

Nyron Latif

Head of Operations Wealth & Investment Management

Wells Fargo & Company

Nyron Latif’s Biography

Participants

Akinyemi T. Akiwowo, Charlene (Chuck) Shimada, Abim Thomas, Karen Yen

Moderator

Akinyemi T. Akiwowo

Executive Director, Global Litigation

Morgan Stanley

Akinyemi T. Akiwowo’s Biography

Panelists

Abim Thomas

Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Fidelity Investments

Abim Thomas’s Biography

Karen Yen

General Counsel, Global Wealth Management

UBS

Karen Yen’s Biography

Please join us in a courageous conversation about creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in wealth management. Our panel of speakers will: Share their strategies for reaching a…

Please join us in a courageous conversation about creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in wealth management. Our panel of speakers will: Share their strategies for reaching a more diverse talent pool, building and working with diverse teams.

Discuss actionable steps needed to become more inclusive and maximize leadership team potential.
Highlight the positive impact a diversity strategy can have on the corporate culture, business success, and ultimately the bottom line.

Touch on the role bias has on the decisions we make in the workplace.

Participants

Marina Shtyrkov, Renee Baker, Kirstin Hill, Dylana Hopler CFP CRPC

Moderator

Marina Shtyrkov

Senior Analyst, Intermediary

Cerulli

Marina Shtyrkov’s Biography

Panelists

Renee Baker

Head of Advisor Inclusion Networks

Raymond James

Renee Baker’s Biography

Kirstin Hill

Chief Operating Officer

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Kirstin Hill’s Biography

Dylana Hopler CFP CRPC

Complex Director

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Dylana Hopler CFP CRPC’s Biography

Listen to senior leaders from asset managers discuss how they are creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in their workforce.  This distinguished panel will also share thoughts and…

Listen to senior leaders from asset managers discuss how they are creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in their workforce.  This distinguished panel will also share thoughts and experiences on how DE&I is impacting the client experience and shaping portfolios.

Participants

Reese Blair, Janessa Cox-Irvin, Brooke Fapohunda, Raymone Jackson

Moderator

Reese Blair

Audit & Assurance Partner & East Region Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader

Deloitte & Touche

Reese Blair’s Biography

Panelists

Janessa Cox-Irvin

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Alliance Bernstein

Janessa Cox-Irvin’s Biography

Brooke Fapohunda

Partner, Chief Sustainability Officer

Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC

Brooke Fapohunda’s Biography

Raymone Jackson

Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

T. Rowe Price

Raymone Jackson’s Biography

9:00am – 10:00am

Exhibit Hall

10:00am – 10:05am

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

Speaker

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

10:05am – 10:50am

Economic disparities – whether along gender, racial, or geographic lines – are a multi-faceted problem with complex solutions. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has most acutely impacted women and communities…

Economic disparities – whether along gender, racial, or geographic lines – are a multi-faceted problem with complex solutions. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has most acutely impacted women and communities of color. In this panel, hear from the leading economists on the cost of inequality, and how these disparities affect individuals, communities, and the economy as a whole. 

Participants

Jamila A. Abston, Janie L. Mines, Ellen Zentner

Moderator

Jamila A. Abston

FSO Americas Financial Services Risk Management Partner

Ernst & Young LLP (US)

Jamila A. Abston’s Biography

Speakers

Janie L. Mines

SVP of Inclusion and Innovation

Academy Securities

Janie L. Mines’s Biography

Ellen Zentner

Managing Director, Chief U.S. Economist

Morgan Stanley

Ellen Zentner’s Biography

10:50am – 11:50am

Since the creation of the Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) in the Dodd Frank Act, regulators have worked to improve diversity & inclusion both within their respective agencies as well…

Since the creation of the Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) in the Dodd Frank Act, regulators have worked to improve diversity & inclusion both within their respective agencies as well as the entities they regulate. Join us, to hear the OMWI directors’ perspectives on their efforts to increase transparency in the industry and the progress that has been made.

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., Sheila Clark, Pamela Gibbs

Moderator

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

Panelists

Sheila Clark

Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Board of Governors

Federal Reserve System (Board)

Sheila Clark’s Biography

Pamela Gibbs

Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI)

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Pamela Gibbs’s Biography

12:00pm – 12:20pm

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, Congressman Ritchie Torres

Moderator

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

Speakers

Congressman Anthony Gonzalez

Congressman Anthony Gonzalez’s Biography

Congressman Ritchie Torres

Congressman Ritchie Torres’s Biography

12:30pm – 1:30pm

The SIFMA Board of Directors established a Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion to highlight the overarching importance DEI is to SIFMA and its members. During this panel, our board-level…

The SIFMA Board of Directors established a Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion to highlight the overarching importance DEI is to SIFMA and its members. During this panel, our board-level DEI task force members will share how their firms encourage diverse employees’ professional growth, the programs that ensure diverse employees are supported and promoted, and how they build inclusive teams.

Participants

Rudy Rodriguez, Lisa Kidd Hunt, Laura Peters Chepucavage, Thomas Pluta

Moderator

Rudy Rodriguez

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Ameriprise Financial

Rudy Rodriguez’s Biography

Panelists

Lisa Kidd Hunt

Executive Vice President, International Services

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Lisa Kidd Hunt’s Biography

Laura Peters Chepucavage

Managing Director, Head of Global Short Rates Sales and Trading

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Laura Peters Chepucavage’s Biography

Thomas Pluta

Global Head of Linear Rates, Co-Head of NA Rates

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Thomas Pluta’s Biography

1:35pm – 2:15pm

Building a diverse and inclusive workplace starts at the top and requires a strong leadership commitment. This fireside chat with the leading female executives in the industry will discuss why diversity & inclusion are important…

Building a diverse and inclusive workplace starts at the top and requires a strong leadership commitment. This fireside chat with the leading female executives in the industry will discuss why diversity & inclusion are important for their companies, how they model a culture of inclusion from the C-suite, and how leaders can set and reach their diversity goals.

Participants

Rudy Rodriguez, Penny Pennington, Suzanne Shank

Moderator

Rudy Rodriguez

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Ameriprise Financial

Rudy Rodriguez’s Biography

Speakers

Penny Pennington

Managing Partner

Edward Jones

Penny Pennington’s Biography

In the coming decade, financial services companies have an opportunity to address major societal issues, make new markets, and generate profit in collaboration with multiple stakeholder communities, while proactively rebuilding…

In the coming decade, financial services companies have an opportunity to address major societal issues, make new markets, and generate profit in collaboration with multiple stakeholder communities, while proactively rebuilding trust in institutions. In this one-hour webinar, explore our vision for the future of financial services, the seven forces driving the industry towards 2030 across three domains, and how the rapid pace of change provides the opportunity to amplify historic financial services roles in more direct, personalized, and socially responsible ways.

Participants

Jim Eckenrode, Dounia Senawi, Courtney Davis

Speakers

Jim Eckenrode

Managing Director, Center for Financial Services

Deloitte

Jim Eckenrode’s Biography

Dounia Senawi

US Digital Customer Offering Lead

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dounia Senawi’s Biography

Courtney Davis

Banking Principal

Deloitte

Courtney Davis’s Biography

We asked executives and emerging leaders in the capital markets industry about how diversity can drive, accelerate and foster innovation. Watch their takeaways and be inspired by their ongoing commitments…

We asked executives and emerging leaders in the capital markets industry about how diversity can drive, accelerate and foster innovation. Watch their takeaways and be inspired by their ongoing commitments to positively impact and further their organization, the industry and communities.

President and CEO Ken Bentsen sits down with Harry Johnson, the President and CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, to discuss King’s legacy and the 10th anniversary…

President and CEO Ken Bentsen sits down with Harry Johnson, the President and CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, to discuss King’s legacy and the 10th anniversary of the memorial in Washington, DC.

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., Harry E. Johnson, Sr.

Moderator

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

Speaker